Schoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 26 Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
10:51 in the morning. Camera ready and I'm all set. Then this massive cloud formation moves in, blocking the sun!
11:00 The moon is now right in the middle of the sun, according to the time-table from yesterdays' newspaper, but I can't see a thing because of these bloody clouds!"
11:01 While I am just about to put the lens-cap back on the camera, I feel the heat of the sun on my skin. I look up and see a relatively small opening appear in the clouds.
I aim my camera and through the viewfinder I spot a beautiful little ring of light.
I only have time to make just 2 pics before the sun disappears again behind the clouds.
Guess I have been incredibly lucky. Not only did the clouds open slightly right in time, those same clouds also acted as a filter as I don't think I would have been able to focuss correctly directly into the sun.
Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16931 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1045 times:
I was supposed to be in Tunisia for the weekend for this eclipse but the Air France flight out of Atlanta was full. My coworkers made it on the next day's flight and probably saw the eclipse from Tatouine, Tunisia. But I'm not bitter .